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Accused in minor girl assault case arrested

HYDERABAD-The Phuleli Police have arrested the accused, 22, year-old boy, on March 15, in assault case of six-year-old girl, who was abused, killed and burnt on March 14, in Makrani Para near Pinjar Poll area.

Police informed The Nation on March 15 that accused Maula Bux, son of Hidayatullah, sold confectionary goods in the locality. The victim’s family had strong suspicions that someone from the area was involved, the police revealed.

Six-year-old Asifa had gone missing on March 13th evening when she left the home for purchase of sweets and never returned which sparked tension among the family members, as they reported the matter to local police.

According to police dead body of the girl was recovered from garbage heap in the locality adding that autopsy conducted at the Civil Hospital Hyderabad also confirmed that she had been subjected to criminal assault.

It is relevant to mention here that a burnt dead body of 6-year-old child feared to be raped before being killed was found in the heaps of garbage in Makrani Para near Pinjar Poll in the jurisdiction of Phuleli Police Station on March 14.

Police said six year old girl of a rickshaw driver went missing since March 13 evening when she left the house to purchase some eatables.

After several hours passed and no clue of girl was found, the relatives and family members of the girl child informed the police that their girl went missing and also made announcement in the mosques.

However, police failed to recover Asifa, while some residents of the locality on Sunday morning saw a dead body lying in the heap of garbage in Gul Shah Bukhari area in Makrani Para and informed the police.

The police recovered the dead body and it was confirmed that, that she was Asifa as her whole body was burnt as her dead body was shifted to Civil Hospital for autopsy-report which is still awaited.

Tension gripped the locality after the incident as this case was linked with the earlier case of criminal assault and killing of two girls in Gadap, Karachi recently.
Source: The Nation
Date:3/16/2004